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Ms. Chidester's Weekly Message: 10/9/20


 Dear Conn Magnet Elementary School Families, 


Asynchronous Learning Day (non-live teaching day): All Conn students will participate in an asynchronous learning day on Wednesday, October 14. All students will log into their Wake ID portal and check in with their homeroom teacher to receive directions for the dayStudents will check in with their teacher to take attendance, receive instructions and assignments for the day, and ask questions. By 9:30 a.m., students will be released to work independently. The goal is to allow students time to complete assignments, extend understanding, or work on skill mastery. 


Cohort Assignment Letter: On Wednesday, October 7 all Plan B families should have received their cohort assignment through School Messenger. This letter informed you of your cohort assignment for returning to school. If you are on Plan B and did not receive a letter, please email our Data Manager, Ms. Pearl, at Please also review the updated 2020-21 First Semester Traditional Elementary Calendar to identify the weeks your student(s) will be on campus. Please note, we are not able to accommodate changes to Virtual Academy/Plan B Transition enrollment status or cohorts at this time. Please contact us with any questions and/or concerns.  


Magnet Monthly Magazine: Each month, we will be releasing our very own Magnet Monthly Magazine which will share our latest exciting entrepreneurial events, at home Design Thinking challenges, and much more! Click here to view October's edition and Conn's very first Magnet Monthly Magazine! For more information about our magnet program, contact our Magnet Coordinator, Ms. Carrie Bolding, at 


Pandemic Electronic Benefits Program (P-EBT) Extended: NCDHHS has added additional P-EBT benefits for families with students receiving free or reduced-price lunch. Learn more about the extension of benefits.  


Big Bus Food Truck Time Changes: Most of the Big Bus Food Truck locations now have different serving times. Three more locations have also been added in Wake Forest. Please take a moment to check your preferred location on for any changes to times.  You can also view the map to see other locations in your immediate area. 


PTA Update: Every year, the Conn community uses the month of October to raise money with our All For Conn fundraiser. This fundraiser allows the PTA to raise funds crucial for educational support, supplies, and programs. This fundraiser is very simple - we just ask each family to provide their best possible donation to our school. Your support helps ensure our programming can continue for the upcoming school year to allow all our students to thrive. Additionally, please consider sharing this fundraiser link widely with aunts, uncles, and grandparents to help us reach our goal. Every dollar counts! 



 all for conn



Chat with Chidester: Please join me for our next 'Chat with Chidester' event on Thursday, October 15 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.mDuring this time, I will be collaborating with our PTA to answer any questions and/or concerns regarding our plans to reopen. I look forward to 'seeing' you there! 







Gabriel Chidester, Principal